Published: Ellen Cosgrove

Ellen Cosgrove (Medicine) contributed to two books published in October. The first, Handbook of Clinical Teaching (Springer, October 2016), is a practical guide for effective and efficient teaching of clinical concepts and practices to medical students and residents. Dr. Cosgrove co-edited the book and wrote a chapter focusing on the use of teaching scripts, which is a structured set of steps followed in clinical teaching. This practical handbook will serve as a guide to a comprehensive program of faculty development that will be a highlight of the UNLV School of Medicine.

She also wrote a chapter for a new book, Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships: Principles, Outcomes, Tools, and Future Directions (Gegensatz Press, October 2016), a comprehensive guide to the longitudinal integrated clerkships curriculum (LIC) model. Her chapter is a comprehensive review of more than 270 studies of the outcomes resulting from the model. In the LIC model, medical students develop long-term relationships with their faculty mentors, with patients, and with nurses and other caregivers in the practice. This results in the opportunity for students to have more meaningful roles in patient care and to receive more detailed feedback about how to improve. Faculty report more satisfaction with teaching in this model where they have enough time to develop trust in the student and where they can see the student’s growth in response to feedback and practice. Patients value their participation in medical education and appreciate what students contribute to their care.


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